It has been reported that Spurs’ Ryan Sessegnon is to fly to Germany today to complete his move to Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim.
The 20-year-old signed for Tottenham for a reported £25 million with add-ons. The deal also saw Josh Onomah move to Craven Cottage.
Ben Davies and Danny Rose had already populated the left-back position for Tottenham and the potential to play further forward was comprehensively blocked by the likes of Heung-Min Son.
However, with Danny Rose moving to Newcastle there was hope of a possible route into the first team. This route soon became congested again as Spurs moved to sign Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid.
The decision for Hoffenheim is an intelligent one. The German club’s only recognisable senior left-back is Konstantinos Stafylidis. The Greek international is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury also.
Despite this, Hoffenheim have so far setup with a back 3 and Pavel Kaderabek, a more naturally right-sided player, has been deputising on the left. This presents a big opportunity for Sessegnon to come straight into Sebastian Hoeneß’ side.
With Hoffenheim also in the Europa League this could be the perfect situation to get the England under-21 international valuable minutes.
The German connection
The increase in the number of English players moving to the Bundesliga permanently and temporarily is on the rise.
German clubs have increased scouting across the channel and are reaping the benefits. Sessegnon could become the next player to make it in Deutschland.
The most notable success is the mercurial Jadon Sancho. Now a fully fledged England international, Sancho left Manchester City in search of a realistic path to the first team and has achieved his ambition.
Sancho has become one of the most lethal wide men in the league. Additionally, he has been heavily linked with a £100 million move back to Manchester and city rivals United.
Secondly, Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson spent time at Hoffenheim with mixed results. An excellent start to life under then coach Julian Nagelsmann soon slowed and Nelson returned to Arsenal having made just 5 starts.
Finally, Rabbi Matondo followed a similar exit as Sancho. Leaving Manchester City’s academy the winger joined Schalke on a permanent deal. He has so far made 28 Bundesliga appearances scoring twice at the age of 20.
England’s national side will only benefit as more of its catchment get experience in other leagues. Whilst widening the variety for Gareth Southgate to choose from.
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